sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel – Across the Tropic of Capricorn

Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel – Across the Tropic of Capricorn

'Keppel Bay Marina awaits the bulk of the fleet'    Suellen Hurling ©    Click Here to view large photo

The bulk of the fleet in the fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is expected to finish tonight, but conditions are softening.

While the line honours winner Bob Oatley’s 100 footer Wild Oats XI finished at 12:22 yesterday, behind her was Peter Millard’s Lahana at 15:30, the TP52 Wot Eva crossed the finish line at a cold 0328 in a 6-8 knot breeze, while Stewart Lewis' Marten 49 Ocean Affinity come in at 06:12, just before sunrise and the crew had a hearty breakfast in the sunshine at the Keppel Bay Marina.

It is a perfect winter day, at Rosslyn Bay with south east trades dropping from around eight knots a few hours ago, but it is now eased back to four knots.

Lucas Down’s Farr 40 Bribie Star with current Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Commodore Greg Clarke on board, just crossed the finish line at 12:47:45. Another 10 miles further down the coast, is RQYS past Commodore Tony Love on the J133 Patriot who are 13 miles astern sailing along with Tim McCall’s Archambault 40 RC Arcadia and Dave Turton’s FT10 Likatiger.

Then around the Tropic of Capricorn there is a host of boats all in sight of each other. There is Andrew Knights’ Georgia Express, Chris Tyquin’s Farr 30 GOA/NOVA, Tim Faragher’s Ultimate Positioning, Laurence Pidgeon's Jutson 39 Custom Sweethart, Ray Sweeney’s Sydney 38 Mondo, the former Easy Tiger, Michael Lazzarini’s Farr 39 Samurai Jack, Craig Coulsen Trumpcard, Rick Morgan’s MBD 40 footer Dream Lover are either just north of Cape Capricorn or just south 30 nautical miles down the rhumbline.

With conditions softening it appears to be a big boat race, on handicap Lahana leads Wild Oats XI and Ocean Affinity overall in IRC Division 1. Division 2 sees GOA/NOVA a few minutes ahead of Georgia Express and Trumpcard.

In PHS Division 1 Wot Eva leads Sweethart by an hour, with Arcadia another hour back, while in PHS Division 2 Too Impetuous leads Georgia Express with GOA/NOVA third.

Wot Eva - Sailors with disAbilities - 5th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race -  Suellen Hurling ©  


Dockside David Pescud the skipper of Wot Eva was all smiles ‘We had a perfect race with only a few incidents. One in particular was a spinnaker mishap with our bowman but we're not allowed to go into that because of the old saying, what happens on tour stays on tour.

‘We are very glad that we decided to do this race and will definitely be back next year. Don't know what boat yet but Sailors with disAbilities will be represented. On board we have four disabled sailors. Two are deaf and we use sign language to communicate. The other two, including myself are dyslexic.'

Deaf sailor Tom Murphy, who received the Man of the Match award from his fellow crew chimed in ‘I lip read and use sign language but have to keep reminding everyone that I can't hear in the dark! It's pretty funny.'

Ocean Affinity's Stewart Lewis commented ‘We are stoked that we are running third on IRC. We had a magic run up the coast. For us we couldn't have asked for better conditions. Now we head off to Airlie Beach then onto Hamilton Island Race Week.'

Four boats have retired from the race. Southern Cross Yachting advised of retirement at 0005 Sked Sunday, they are continuing to Keppel Bay Marina under motor as is Sirocco who similarly advised yesterday at the 1705 Sked Saturday.

Blunderbuss also advised of retirement at 0705 Sked Sunday and is now heading for Bundaberg under motor. She is expected to arrive mid afternoon.

Asterix advised of her retirement at 0005 Sked Sunday and is now at Urangan.

More to come.

Race Website - www.brisbanetokeppel.com

The Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is part of Tourism Queensland’s Season of Sailing.

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is pleased to acknowledge the principal sponsors of the 2011 Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race; Club Marine, David Bray Yachts, Club Super, Morgan’s Seafood, Angove Family Winemakers, Bundaberg Rum and the Rockhampton Regional Council.

The race is hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the support of Keppel Bay Marina and Keppel Bay Sailing Club.




by Brisbane to Keppel Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=86921

3:47 AM Sun 7 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on

2011 Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race Media Centre

Related News Stories:

08 Aug 2011  Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race all done and dusted
07 Aug 2011  Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel - Five boats to finish
06 Aug 2011  Brisbane to Keppel Race - A new race record to Wild Oats XI
06 Aug 2011  Brisbane to Keppel Race record set to fall to Wild Oats XI
05 Aug 2011  Clear start for 5th Anniversary Race Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht
05 Aug 2011  Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race to start at 12 noon
02 Aug 2011  Could Wild Oats XI steal Lahana's Race Record?
29 Jul 2011  Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Sponsor against Sponsor
26 Jul 2011  Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht for Brisbane journo
13 Jul 2011  5th Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race 2011 - Only 24 days to go

News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT